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Anti-Inflammatory Benefit of Selenium in a Baton Rouge Chiropractic Plan

February 16, 2021

Micronutrients like selenium aren’t so “micro” when you consider their power! The nutrients like vitamin C and D and B get a lot of the attention, but researchers keep unraveling the power of the micronutrients. Selenium’s advantage – at least one of them – rests in its anti-inflammatory capacity. Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers presents selenium’s latest research support for our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients’ consideration regarding any inflammatory issues they may have (ie, disc herniation, Baton Rouge back pain, neck pain, leg pain, arm pain, etc.).


Vitamins and trace elements are micronutrients that keep organisms like us humans healthy. These micronutrients are active! They are vital to every cellular/biochemical process in the body: functions of heart and brain, immune responses, antioxidant defense routines. Long-term deficiency of any one micronutrient leads to disorders related to the cardiovascular or neurodegenerative systems. Researchers share that older folks need to be really careful as they are more prone to problems due to diet and such. The deficiency of micronutrients is shown to have an indirect impact on the genome even and reduce antioxidant enzymes and reduce the efficiency of defense against free radicals. More such damage, the faster the process of aging of cells and the higher the risk of pathological processes like cancer. (1) In this discussion, we are|we’re]33] going to focus on selenium for the sake of our Baton Rouge chiropractic nutrition tip.


Notably, selenium deficiency especially in the older population was linked with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. As a matter of fact, selenium deficiency is independently linked to cardiovascular disease. It also is linked to elevated circulating inflammatory markers and affected by the expression of chemokines, cytokines and sirtuins in peripheral blood mononuclear cells. (Yes, we’re getting down to the cellular level where the terms are even more strange to our day-to-day language!) Selenium as a vital micronutrient for health that protects the body from oxidative stress that accumulates over time particularly in older folks. (2) Selenium deficiency further has a harmful effect on vascular disease because inflammation stimulates vascular disease. MicroRNA (miRNA) can affect inflammation in a variety of ways. A selenium deficiency can affect miRNA’s expression by stimulating inflammation. (3) Stimulating inflammation is not what Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers or our Baton Rouge chiropractic patients desire! Selenium in conjunction with zinc are two of the most important micronutrients having significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Studies have demonstrated that they are important in inflammatory bowel disease. (4) Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers discusses about the role of inflammation in Baton Rouge back pain and other spine pain conditions. Maintaining the body’s proper balance of the right vitamins and micronutrients to maximally address such inflammatory issues is critical to the health of our Baton Rouge patients.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. James Cox on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes inflammation’s effect on the body and how spinal manipulation via The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management incorporation may help by disrupting the inflammatory process.

Schedule your Baton Rouge chiropractic appointment now. No pain issue you have is “micro” nor are any of the key vitamins and micronutrients your body needs to function its best! You and Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers can chat more about inflammation at your next chiropractic appointment!

Medical Spine and Sports Injury and Rehab Centers shares information on the micronutrient, selenium, and the detrimental effects of its deficiency like inflammation.